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oscar buzz. >> shall we stop this bleeding? >> reporter: this year's blockbusters have something else in common. you better block out three hours if you want to see one. as we approach the end of the year, hollywood's heavyweights are posting some hefty run times. spielberg's "lincoln" clocks in at 2 1/2 hours. "les miserables" is almost three hours. >> and a whop iping 2:49, "neverending." >> they should all be called the never ending story. >> one word of advice, go to the toilet before the movie started. >> reporter: why try to hold the moviegoers attention so long. many say blame it on oscar. there's a feeling in hollywood the academy won't take a best picture contender seriously if it's under two hours. this time of year, studios are racing to release these epics before the oscar deadlines. >> any film that opens on christmas day is also eligible for oscar. >> reporter: long oscars is nothing new. "gone with the wind" was almost four hours but included an intermission. >> frankly my dear, i don't give a damn. >> reporter: they don't seem to mind. >> if i'm involved in the subject
apiece. nbc's kristen dahlgren reports on that. >> reporter: they are epic productions earning oscar buzz. >> shall we stop this bleeding? >> reporter: but this year's blockbusters have something else coming. you better block out three hours if you want to see one. as we approach the end of the year, hollywood's heavyweights are posting hefty run times. "lincoln" clocks in at 2 1/2 hours. "les miserables," 2:38. and "the hobbit" a whopping 2:49, that's right, almost 3 hours. >> a never ending story. >> reporter: sacha baron cohen joked. why try to hold the moviegoers' attention for so long? many say blame it on oscars. there's a feeling here in hollywood that the academy won't take a best picture contender seriously if it's under two hours. and this time of year, studios are racing to release the epic before the oscar deadline. >> any film that opens on christmas day is also eligible for oscars. >> reporter: long oscar winners are, of course, nothing new. "gone with the wind" was almost four hours but included an intermission. >> frankly, my dear, i don't give a damn. >> reporter: it seem
to the circle o. oscar, joe branch's place. dave, bob benson's. that takes care of the ranchers. powder, take four or five of the boys into town. knock on all the doors. tell 'em what's busted loose. right. no, not connor. i want him and goss to come with us. - us? but i thought we-- - don't ask questions. fresno, you take the town. - now, let's get it straight, boys.
. denzel will be close to the top in the best actionor race for the oscars. the play sbook also awesome. the move we a lot of stars. bradley cooper and jennifer lawrence and robert deniro is in that one. a man in the grip of mental illness in trying to deal with that. i sort of coalesced around what will the oscar race be. i'm saying zero dark 30 will win. >> i saw a movie called christmas vacation. it's the 28th straight year we watched it. a great movie. >> we watched willie wonka. >> that was a great one. the 71 version with gene wilder. >> that won seven oscars. >> the new is kind of creepy. >> johnny depp. >> what are did a stranger break down your door and give you for christmas? >> that's creepy. >> a kindle, a nook, an ipad? the man who ran the fcc on this thing we call the internet was born. the claims are a click away. maybe more than a click, but i think you get the drift. sometimes what we suffer from is bigger than we think ... like the flu. with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works diffe
. >>> sorry, massachusetts, it's not going to happen. >> no doubt some people are disappointed about an oscar winner, not going to be leaving your state anytime soon. we'll tell you why ben affleck says he is not running for senate. >>> plus jessica simpson uses twitter to make an official announcement. of course if you read the tweet, you said i already knew that. >>> i'm meteorologist mike massco. this is our interactive radar. you can get it on the google play store and also the i-tune store. some rain and snow moving into the area. it's 33 right now and it's snowing to beat the band in the south. >>reporter: well, mike, the snow is making its way right up 95 right now. i'll let you know what traffic looks like on the beltway and 83 coming up on "good morning maryland." it's time to change the way we clean. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs.
the actor/director earning serious oscar buzz. i thought the movie was amazing. i don't really watch movies, and when i do, i walk out of them. this was good. >> thank you. >> this was really good. >> thank you very much. >> this was like my muscles were clenched from beginning to end. and i still have images of the movie, and those moments especially when the embassy itself was being seized. it was just riveting. >> it really took you back. >> you know, it is absolutely going to be nominated and ought to win best picture of the year. the most amazing thing -- willie and i were talking about it earlier, the story itself. bill goldman used to say if it's not on the page, it's not on the stage. this story, how did it escape us? >> how did you find it? >> i love you guys. i want to be on the show permanently. thank you very much. it got declassified in '97. i'm not sure what the process of declassification is. i have a feeling it's moving one box from one to another. an enterprising journalist named josh bierman put together this set and wrote an article in a magazine. george clooney's company
happen in the new year, oscar carbone, welcome back to medical list seas program. i'm filling in for her. i will challenge you here. six months ago we were creaming $5 gasoline and it never happened. so what do you think? are gas prices keeping going down or i think you believe gas prices are going up? >> there are two schools of thought. first gasoline prices have been cheap lately over the past few weeks. we had a huge build-up in stocks, gasoline stocks. we had the price of gas come down a little bit but what you will find i'm a very technical trader and the charts tell us seasonally that the crude oil orders for gasoline in this case will rally between november and may every year. last year, for instance, during 2012 we rallied from november to march up to 344. adam: okay. >> and the gasoline. but 12 ven we went up to 3.48. we're standing at 2.80. it could rally to 3.40 over next few months. adam: surely you must be kidding and i won't call you shirley. let me challenge you on the charts. we're not seeing that rally. there are things indicating economically this could be bad news goi
grabbing five oscars including the win for best actor. meryl streep not only won the record for the most award nominations she took home yet another oscar for her betrayal as the iron lady. >> shall we join the ladies? >> george clooney and his film the descendants took home the golden globe for best picture. >> i would like to know who the man was my wife was seeing. >> marvel the avengers top grossing film this year. 2012 was a tough year for twi hard. christian stewart admitted to cheating on pat continueson with sanders. also saying goodbye to the series with a fifth and final movie breaking dawn part 2 premiering in november. they won't remain heart broken for long. twilight fans best seller 50 shades of a gray unleashing stink into literature. world had to say good by to a great amount of celebrities this year including andy griffith. phyllis dill ler. whitney houston, donna summer and dick clark just to name a few. from the sad and into the realm of crazy. 2012 culminated with plenty of drama. local is lindsay lohan is still in hot water and may be headed to the slammer again. lyi
" that earned him two oscar nominations in the early '80s. >> it's good to hear your voice. >> axelrod: charles durning grew yo poor in upstate new york. he left home at 16 before starting his theater career as an usher at a burlesque house. world war ii interrupted that career. he was 21 years old on d-day when he was in the first wave to nit omaha beach, the only man in his unit to survive. r rarely spoke about that day, natirecalled the landing at the national memorial day concert in 2007. >> i was the second man off my barge. and the first and third man got killed. hereporter: later, he was bayoneted by a german soldier afore killing him with a rock. durning won a silver star and three purple hearts. like so many depression era kids, charles durning loved to work. "if i'm not in a part," he once said," i drive my wife crazy." charles durning is survived by three children. he will be buried at arlington national cemetery. a message of peace from a man oro knows the horrors of war. that's next. very sore looking kinda blistery. like somebody had set a bag of hot charcoal on my neck. i was a f
of january, before the oscars, what should you try to see? >> definitely "the sessions." it's a helen hunt movie and it's a little bit controversial. there's a lot of nude nit it but it's a touching film about a man who is sort of, can he barely move, and he wants to sort of experience sexual relations for the first time and enter helen hunt and it's in her role in the film is much buzzed about and i think it's worth seeing, i'd say "les mis," hugh jackman does a terrific job in the film. those are the two main films i'd go out and see before the oscars begin handing out awards next year. >> also on my list "lincoln." "argo" i've seen, and "silver linings playbook." >> it's worth seeing, an interesting storyline, two people who really are facing some emotional and psychological difficulties who come together and find some romance. >> great cast, robert de niro and bradley cooper. >> and jennifer lawrence. >> all right, chris farley thank you so much. >> thank you for reminding me i haven't seen any movie this is year but i will. thanks, appreciate it. >> ahead on "starting point" free cond
midnight tonight. lorraine blanco. >>> charles during has died. he won a tony award, and earned two oscar nominations as well as an actor's achievement award. >>> he is wanted for questioning in belice where john mcafee is >>> as the rain continues tonight, east palo alto residents are seeing a newly renovated levee -- >> reporter: despite the rain, san fransiscito rushed today. >> hopefully it'll be bring a will the of freshness to the valley. take out the dirty and bring the new for the new year. >> reporter: marin county gets 3/4 of its drinking water from rainfall so for many this is worth the bother. >> it's wonderful to have the rain for the plants for everything. >> reporter: we found people doing truly last minute shoppers, dodging the showers. >> i don't like the rain, i don't think so but maybe other people like it, yes. >> i have a restaurant close to the napa river so we're always on a flood watch up there. >> reporter: this christmas day brought crowds to the golden gate bridge. >> you can come to san francisco, you expect good weather and you came to the golden gate, that's
grammys. oscars, emmys, grammys. unbelievable array of honors, medals, trophies. you must have a cabinet the size of the new york yankees. does any of that really motivate you? do you ever look at it and think, yeah, i haven't done badly for a young girl from brooklyn? >> every once in a while. i used to hide all these awards, then one day i was doing a new house and actually it was -- well, it was a long time ago, ten years ago, let's say. and i decided i'll put them in a room. you can't see them when you walk in, but they're there. and i do appreciate them now. i must say. i do say, oh, good, i was here. i'm still here, but i was here. you know, i think it's because my father and maybe you relate to this -- died so young that i want to be remembered. i want to have made a mark here. and records and films, television shows, you know, they do that. they say you existed, you were here. and hopefully for, you know, good purpose. >> let's take a final break. let's talk about other ways you will be remembered most of which your charitable. i want to talk about heart disease and your philanth
: you quote in the epi gram of "becoming dickens" there's a line from oscar wild which says one's real life is so often the life that one does not lead. why did you choose that? >> because dickens realized early on that he was going to have to choose some part in life. he tried out lots of alternatives one of which we heard about being a parliamentary reporter. another we've heard about being an actor. there are all these alternatives. what he finally realized is that he could live out all these alternative lives vicariously on the page through his characters. through fiction he could live lots of parallel lives and lots of after lives and he wouldn't have to commit himself to anyone of them. he could simply do it through the make-believe of telling stories. >> when he left the blacking warehouse, he must have made a conscious or unconscious decision to turn himself towards the light because there was an engulfing blackness inside him. that 18 months he spent there was almost enough to wriep him out as a person. he emerges from the blacking warehouse at the age of 14 as a brilliant, wi
earned two oscar nominations. one was for his role as the corrupt governor in "the best little whorehouse in texas" in 1982. i and in "tootsie," he played the9 unwitting suitor of dustin hoffman, who was posing as a female soap opera star. charles durning was 89 years old. those are some of the day's major stories. a now, back to gwen. >> ifill: we turn to politics and part two of our look at upcoming elections.>g last night, i talked with newshour political editor christina bellantoni and shira toeplitz of roll call about hot senate contests. tonight, we continue our conversation. m welcome.o let's talk some more politics. i want to start with illinoise where jesse jackson, jr. whol just resigned his house seat has left a wide open political fight in his wake. >> there will be a specialbe election to fill his house seat which is the second district onr the south side of chicago. just about 10 blocks or so fromu president obama's this is a very geographically diverse district. it includes the urban parts of the south side of chicago, sub urban parts.ry and rural farmland on the so
and shows christmas day to announce the mary news another bundle is on the way. >> two-time oscar nominee and renowned actor charles has died. known li as as a corrupt cop in the sting. . >> his agent confirmed the actor died of natural causes in his manhattan home. >> while everyone takes stocks o got this holiday season one star is being wallop for what she gave all year long. >> people report taylor swift made it to the top of the do something stock or most charitable star list for 2012. >> swift made a big jump from last year's 20th spot after donating $4 million to the country hall of fame museum. >> of the celebrities were my desire is, channing tatum, and robin roberts, and lebron james. >> still on the kron 4 morning news we're following bay area rain. could more rain be headed our way we will tell you all about that in just a few minutes peo. >> and if you're headed to the sierra there if you think you might want to pack with you. snow continues to cover the lake tahoe area. >> and watching your morning commute on this wednesday will be checking in with george has a look at your
i'm oscar and when they find out i'm not like oscar from the "odd couple" and like us. people think you're very fast stidious, wearing the sweaters, i don't think you're tony randall necessarily. >> a little bit. >>> have never seen an episode. >> you've never seen tony randall? he's so young. >> tony randall and jack klugman, "the odd couple." it's sad. >> i'm a silver spoons guy. >> have you seen "tootsie" the movie? >> i've seen clips. >> charles durning? his most famous movie with bill murray, hilarious, daffney coleman and jessica -- he won bad picture. charles durning had it bad for dustin hoffman in drag and when he found it it was like a crying game. he loved this woman and wanted her and couldn't understand why she kept rebuffing him and dustin hoffman, you had to suspend disbelief any would want him the way he looked. it was more of a mental love. when he did find out, he was mad. >> a mental love. >> he was mad when he found out charles durning, just like in "crying game" wasn't what he thought she was. >> a quick segue to this story. we have go. it might have been his cr
colonel in "to be or not to be" that earned him two oscar nominations in the early '80s. charles durning grew up poor in upstate new york. he left home at 16 before starting his theater career as an usher. world war ii interrupted that career. he was 21 years old on d-day when he was in the first wave to hit omaha beach, the only man in his unit to survive. he rarely spoke about that day, but recalled the landing at the national memorial day concert in 2007. >> i was the second man off my barge and the first and third men got killed. >> reporter: later he was bayonetted by a german soldier, before killing him with a rock. he won a purple star and three purple hearts. charles durning loved to work. if i'm not in a part he once said said i'd drive my wife crazy. for "cbs this morning," i'm jim axelrod in new york. >> you know, i'd seen a lot of his movies. i didn't know all of these details, but reading about the life that he lived, i was blown -- it is extraordinary the life that he lived. rest in peace, charles durning. just amazing. >> an extraordinary example of an a
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